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Your face in the FBI database from 2014

The FBI is ready to implement a $1 billion program that can pick out and recognize faces on a busy street using surveillance camera footage. Using face recognition technology, along with biometric tools like iris scans, DNA analysis and voice identification, the FBI’s arsenal for tracking down criminals is getting very high tech.


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A Colorado Springs police officer poses with a Digital Ally First Vu HD body worn camera outside the police department in Colorado Springs April 21, 2015. The police department is holding a body worn cameras pilot project, testing several different camera models for a month at a time as they consider purchasing 450 of the units with an initial cost of over $500,000.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX19PVE

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